Private sector employers and employees
Telephone: 1300 655 266
Locked Bag 100
East Perth WA 6892
Owners of nail salon businesses which operate in the state industrial relations system must provide the legal minimum pay rate to all staff. It is unlawful for employers to pay employees less than the minimum rate of pay.
Industrial Inspectors at the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety can initiate court action against employers in the Industrial Magistrates Court for not paying the correct rates of pay.
Nail salons in the state industrial relations system are those where the business operates as
The Employment obligations in nail salons page on the Wageline website gives nail salon business owners more information on employment obligations – visit www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/wageline or contact Wageline via Wageline@dmirs.wa.gov.au or 1300 655 266.
The rates below are the legal minimum pay rates for staff working in a nail salon. All rates of pay are gross rates (before tax). These rates applied from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2018.
|Classification||Weekly||Hourly (full time and part time)||Casual (includes 20% loading|
|Under 16 years||$290.80||$7.65||$9.18|
This quick reference guide shows basic leave entitlements for full time, part time and casual employees. For extensive information on all types of leave, visit the Wageline website.
|Leave entitlement||Full time employees||Part time employees||Casual employees|
|Paid annual leave||Yes||Yes||No|
|Paid sick and carer’s leave||Yes||Yes||No|
|Unpaid carer’s leave||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Paid bereavement leave||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Unpaid parental leave||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Paid long service leave||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Business owners must keep employment records for all employees of the business which detail:
Employment records must be in English. Employment records can be either written or electronic. Records must be retained for seven years after employment has ended.